The James Chicago ★★★★★

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$135
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 19, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016
4.4 /5
Overall score
93%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3
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Overview

Urban professionals feel right at home at the James Hotel Chicago, a shrine to boutique chic style. Every corner pops with stylish details, starting with an illuminated lobby that offers soaring ceilings and 24-hour business center with videoconferencing capabilities. For locals, the hotel brims with people watching possibilities. Dine with the well-heeled at David Burke's Primehouse. Rooms naturally embody contemporary cool, the ultimate city stays within steps of the Magnificent Mile.

Dining

Visitors at The James Hotel Chicago can enjoy nightlife with cocktails and other evening drinks at the in-house Jimmy and Primehouse Bar. Foodies, meanwhile, crave the scene and food at David Burke's Primehouse, where steaks are dry-aged in a salt-tiled Himalayan aging room. The dining rooms pour on the swank -- right down to the sexy red leather booths.

Rooms

The James Hotel Chicago exemplifies boutique luxury. Understated rooms make use of bold accent pieces, from mocha throw pillows to moody gallery lighting, to flesh out contemporary style. Think of a downtown bachelor pad-complete with seamless shower doors, cube-shaped ottomans and tripod-like floor lamps. Loft penthouses (available in one- or two-bedroom layouts at 1,400 square feet each) strike a balance between active engagement and comfort with an Apple-based entertainment system with full-space surround sound, an Eames lounge chair and oversized sectional sofa with mohair and down cushions. Wi-Fi is free.

Highlights

  • Chicago boutique hotel near the Magnificent Mile
  • Intimate spa with massage and facial treatments
  • Award-winning restaurant, David Burke's Primehouse, Primehouse Bar and JIMMY
  • Free luxury car service for transport within the business district
  • Paul Frank adult and child city bikes plus Paul Frank booster car seats

Nearby attractions

  • John Hancock Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Magnificent Mile (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • The Loop (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Willis Tower (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Navy Pier (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • McCormick Place (2.9 mi/4.6 km)

Business

  • Flexibile 7,000-square-foot function space for up to 220 guests, plus multiple meeting rooms
  • Catering by David Burke's Primehouse
  • Free Wi-Fi

Transportation

  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (15.5 mi/24.9 km)
  • Midway International Airport (9.8 mi/15.8 km)

Recreation

Active travelers flock to the 24-hour gym to release endorphins on 10 cardiovascular machines and more than 25 pieces of strength equipment. Personal training sessions also can be arranged through celebrity fitness guru Jim Karas.
 
Guests reward themselves with pampering facials, massages and body treatments at The Spa by Asha, an Aveda spa. In-room services also are available.

Policies

Parking
Overnight parking with comp in and out privileges $60 USD per night. Self parking is available at the Ontario Place garage on the corner of Wabash and Ontario for $42 USD per night with no in and out privileges.

Pet policy
One time non refundable $75 fee.

Smoke free
The James Chicago is a smoke-free hotel.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dining

David Burkes Primehouse
On site restaurant HOURS - 700 AM to 0930 PM - MON to THUR 700 AM to 1030 PM - FRI to SAT. Named number 1 Steakhouse in Chicago by Chicago magazine it redefines the modern American steakhouse by pushing the envelope of culinary creativity.
Burkes Dining Room
A modern interpretation of the classic chefs table the brand new Burkes Dining Room is a private venue ideal for special occasions. It features rotating seasonal menus by Chef David Burke.
Primehouse Bar
Perfect for after work cocktails or a full meal the newly renovated Primehouse Bar is an extension of the classic steakhouse where guests can enjoy an innovative bar menu or choose from signature menu items from the complete Primehouse menu.
Jimmy
Sophisticated and inviting JIMMY at The James Chicago offers an upscale unpretentious environment to enjoy a progressive cocktail menu.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly
  • Elevators
  • 24 hour security
  • FEMA approved

Activities

  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Night club
  • Golf
  • Jogging track
  • Boating
  • Fishing

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Coffee shop
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service
  • Family plan

Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Maid service
  • Concierge desk
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Porters
  • FAX
  • Conference facilities
  • Copy service
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Conference suite

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Parking

  • Parking
  • Valet parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible rooms
  • Accessible parking

Room

  • Television with cable
  • Radio
  • Cordless phone
  • Safe
  • Phone with speaker
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Desk with lamp
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Outlet adapters
  • Turndown service
  • In room movies
  • Temperature control
  • Electronic door locks
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • International direct dial
  • Sprinklers in rooms
  • Wet bar

Reviews

4.4 /5 Overall score

93% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.3/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.7/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.6/5
  • Comfort: 4.5/5
  • Location: 4.8/5
  • Value: 4.3/5

great experience!

Would recommend Wed, Nov 18, 2015
The hotel was very clean and chic! We loved everything about it. Aside from being in a great location, the hotel was very comfortable and clean and the bed was so comfy. I ended up getting an even better room than I expected when checking in. despite reading the reviews prior to coming here, I had no problem with noise in the hotel or from the street. I stayed on the 7th floor but away from the elevator and everything was still peaceful. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you want something upscale but still reasonably priced. I even got a chance to eat at the restaurant downstairs which was really good as well. the waiter was well informed about the products on and in the menu. The drinks were strong but good.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Romantic overnight

Would not recommend Tue, Oct 6, 2015
Hotel was fairly average, probably less than satisfactory for the price. Walls/doors are thin, so my husband and I were awoken by a rowdy group on the same floor coming in late at night. Shower was noisy as well. Room service food also lower quality than the prices would suggest. Given number of other hotels in Streeterville/Gold Coast, would not necessarily return.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Nice place!

Would recommend Mon, Aug 31, 2015
Clean and comfy room, responsive, friendly staff, and a great location make The James a hotel I will remember and visit again the next time I'm in Chicago! The onsite restaurant is strong, also!

| N/A Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Average stay

Would recommend Mon, Aug 10, 2015
Did not compare to The James in New York City in terms of room and amenities. Location cannot be beat though.

| Eagan Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Qick Work Trip

Would recommend Sat, Aug 8, 2015
This is a great hotel. I am a hairstylist, and I absolutely loved the organic shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the shower. The best part is that it was not in a little annoying bottle. They are in pump bottle dispensers in the shower. I loved the stocked snack and mini bar in the room. I am also happy to report that their is air conditioning in the room! Since I am from Louisiana, this is very important!! I was shocked to find out some hotels do not have air conditioning in their rooms. The James is a great experience!

| N/A Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good location

Would recommend Mon, Jun 29, 2015
Right in the heart of magnificent mile. Access is great.

| Arlington Heights Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great weekend getaway

Would recommend Sun, May 17, 2015
The James is perfectly located for dining and shopping along the Mag Mile. Great service and we were pleasantly surprised by the 1pm checkout time which allowed us to relax and enjoy our morning.

| Elmhurst Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great Weekend in Chicago

Would recommend Mon, Mar 16, 2015
As always the James Hotel and staff take great care of you during your stay!!

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Overnight with children

Would recommend Tue, Feb 24, 2015
My 9 yr old and I stayed at The James for one night. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The room is on the small side, but for the location, completely expected. The milk and cookies for my daughter was an added bonus. Would definitely stay there again.

| Neenah Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Amazing Hotel

Would recommend Wed, Feb 4, 2015
Our hotel room was clean. The staff was amazing. Location of hotel was also great. We plan to go back again in February for another weekend getaway.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr 0.2 mi
Holy Name Cathedral 0.2 mi
Museum of Broadcast Communications 0.3 mi
Terra Museum of American Art 0.3 mi
North Michigan Avenue 0.3 mi
Wrigley Building 0.4 mi
Marina City 0.4 mi
Tribune Tower 0.4 mi
Washington Square Park 0.4 mi
Merchandise Mart 0.4 mi
Seneca Park 0.5 mi
John Hancock Center 0.5 mi
Drury Lane Theatre 0.5 mi
Water Tower 0.5 mi
Harold Washington College 0.5 mi
Museum of Contemporary Art 0.5 mi
Chicago Theater 0.6 mi
Goodman Theatre 0.6 mi
Oriental Theatre 0.6 mi
Lake Shore Park 0.6 mi
Prudential Plaza 0.6 mi
Cadillac Palace Theatre 0.7 mi
City Hall 0.7 mi
Macys 0.7 mi
Chicago Cultural Center 0.7 mi
Michigan Avenue 0.7 mi
Chicago Historical Society 0.7 mi
Shubert Theatre 0.7 mi
Harris Theater 0.8 mi
Oak Street Beach 0.8 mi
State Street 0.8 mi
Cloud Gate 0.8 mi
Pritzker Pavilion 0.8 mi
Opera House 0.8 mi
Bank of America Theatre 0.9 mi
Crown Fountain 0.9 mi
Chicago Mercantile Exchange 0.9 mi
Lake Point Tower 0.9 mi
Art Institute of Chicago 1 mi
Symphony Center 1 mi
Chicago Architecture Foundation 1 mi
Kendall College 1 mi
Chicago Board of Trade 1.1 mi
Children Museum 1.1 mi
Willis Tower (Sears Tower) 1.1 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 02:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$135
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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 19, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016